Michigan artist’s photography exhibit at UT to shed new light, meaning on the personal artifacts of others
The University of Toledo Department of Art welcomes photographer and artist, Rebecca Zeiss, to the UT Center for the Visual Arts for a lecture and an exhibit of her work. Zeiss’s exhibit “Reverence & Irreverence” will be shown in the CVA Clement Gallery, January 20 to March 2, 2015.
It explores the handling of objects and their assigned or remembered memories. Zeiss spent time with artifacts given to her by family and strangers over time. While lighting and composing the original photographs, Zeiss first looked for signs of past stories, possibilities, and potential mysteries. She would then arrive at and express the sublime understanding of the experiences the objects have, or likely had, witnessed.
These perceptions are presented in a variety of formats ranging from ultraviolet images printed on brushed aluminum to hand-made, multi-image large format platinum/palladium prints.
Zeiss will speak about her work and process on Monday, March 2 at 1:30 p.m. in the Haigh Auditorium of the CVA. Zeiss is from Midland, Michigan. She majored in art at Delta College, received a BFA from the University of Michigan and an MFA from Central Michigan University.
She is currently a graphic arts designer for the Clarke Historical Library in Mount Pleasant, and also teaches photography at the University of Michigan (Flint), Delta College, and Saginaw State University.
The lecture and exhibit are free and open to the public. Clement Gallery hours are daily 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information about Rebecca Zeiss, visit http://zeissworks.com. Information from one of her latest exhibits can be found at http://photographyatoregon.org/zeiss/index.html
For more information about the UT Department of Art, visit http://www.utoledo.edu/comm-arts/art/